Trial & Review: NEW GlamGlow PowerMud Dualcleanse Treatment Mask

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If there’s a facial mask out there, you better believe I’m gonna be getting my hands on it. My problem (read: congested) skin requires me to try any and all masks on planet earth (or could just my OCD). SO my all-time & cult favorite mask company, GlamGlow, recently released another brand new all-star product called PowerMud Dualcleanse Treatment. It’s a special clay mask that turns into an oil cleanser when you wet it, A.K.A. GENIUS. I never tried oil cleansers but have been seriously investigating them for a few weeks now and then saw this mask and figured it would be a perfect introduction to the whole concept. And boy, was it.

I have oily, clogged pores without much dryness at all so I thought this would be the perfect middle ground between their Supermud (detoxifying) and Thirstymud (hydrating) masks. I have used it about 4 times so far and I absolutely love it. I spread a thin layer on my skin and let it try about 20 minutes even though the container recommends 5-10. The smell if it is just plain incredible which GlamGlow describes as pear, I believe. The mask is mostly smooth in consistency but has a very small amount of exfoliating bits.  I wouldn’t even consider them really doing much exfoliating on my skin but they do feel nice when you wet your skin and start massaging around the ‘oil’ before rinsing. I follow up with my usual evening moisturizer, Boscia’s Oil-Free Nightly Hydration.

The next morning, I noticed that it was quite hydrated. I never notice that in my skin because I’m always using more of a drying product (and yes, I do moisturize twice daily) but my face just felt a bit plumper. I think this is an excellent gentle-yet-detoxifying addition as my skin is slowly becoming a bit more combo (thank god). It’s honestly just perfect for combo skin but would recommend everyone giving it a try. Even if you have dry skin, the detoxifying clay is followed by the gentle oils which would provide the moisture those types of skin require. I even use it as a spot-treatment if I don’t feel like doing a full face. 😛

I will absoluttttely be using this weekly instead of my other GlamGlow masks because it’s the best of both worlds. I give it a huge thumbs up, even though it’s rather pricey – I got mine online at Sephora for $69 for the 1.7oz, which is the same size as my other GlamGlows. Please let me know if you give it a try and your experiences!

– SF

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Skincare Goo

Finding stuff that works for your skin is a serious pain but I love all the items I’m currently using on my (very) oily skin:

DAY FACE WASH: Philosophy Purity Facial Cleanser – Takes off my makeup so easily. It’s creamy and doesn’t irritate my skin.

DAY MOISTURIZER: Clinique Dramatically Different Gel Moisturizer – This stuff absorbs so quickly and I use it under my makeup without making my oily skin extra greasy. It’s the most perfect day moisturizer I’ve ever found for my type of skin.

NIGHT EYE CREAM: Philosophy Miracle Worker Retanoid Eye Repair Cream  – I’ve used this for about a month or so. While it’s not meant for dark circles, this stuff feels amazing (silicone-y) and seems to smooth out and moisturize pretty well.

NIGHT FACE WASH: Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser – This is my holy grail face wash. I have acne-prone skin and this stuff cleans out pores and kills any bacteria left on my face. I can’t say enough good things about this cleanser.

NIGHT MOISTURIZER: Shiseido Ibuki Refining Moisturizer – I’ve used this for about a week. It has a strong fragrance, but I like it. It feels nice, absorbs quickly, and isn’t too heavy. I would probably be able to use this as a day moisturizer too since it feels so light. I really love the results so far.

EXFOLIATOR: Clarisonic Mia 2 – Love. That is all.

Clarisonic Deep Cleansing Brush Head – I recently just got a new brush head because I felt like my particular skin needed deeper cleansing. It is working well so far.

TONER: Michael Todd True Organics Organic Lemon AHA + DMAE Toner – I love the smell of this product. It’s organic (so I automatically give it more points) but it also works well removing any leftover traces of makeup.

MASK: Boscia Bright White Mask  – I love a good mask you can actually peel off! This does brighten my skin. It’s supposed to fade spots but I think I need to use it a bit longer to really judge those results.

MASK: GlamGlow SuperMud Clearing Treatment – I love this stuff and I’m sure not many people disagree. This mask tightens and literally transforms your skin in one use.

MASK: Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Masque – I’ve had this stuff for about a month. I used it as a regular mask once and thought, “Meh.” I read somewhere that a woman used it by accident as a night moisturizer and loved it. I tried it this way and it’s definitely making a difference if I have any redness or irritation. I wake up with calmer, hydrated skin. Note, I use it in combination with my regular night moisturizer as needed.

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